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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

(Jul) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Laura Simms

July 25th—July 27th

Establish or deepen your meditation practice in this powerful weekend retreat. By developing more intimacy with the present moment, you can re-emerge with a fresh outlook on your life and your world. Continue »

7-Day Urban Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

August 22nd—August 29th

Join us for our renowned weeklong meditation retreat designed to give New Yorkers of all backgrounds a break from our habitual speed and routine and open us to the depth and richness of the present moment. Continue »

Feng-shui

with Eva Wong

September 26th

For thousands of years, Asian cultures have built their spiritual sanctuaries in accordance with the qi, or energy, of the land. Feng-shui is the traditional Chinese art and science of understanding the patterns of energies in the land. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City

    Spiritually Blue: The Dharma of Depression – Podcast Episode No. 46

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    Susan Piver explores the intersection where sadness and depression meet, and how meditation practice helps us land on the side where meaning, love, creativity, and compassion live. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Feeling blue? Share the podcast with your … Continue 

  • Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

    Illusion – Podcast Episode No. 45

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    Agness Au poses the grand question: How do we see reality for what it is, instead of what we want it to be? If reality is the sun, how do we peer through the clouds of illusion? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City Podcast

    Interdependence – Podcast Episode No. 44

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    Ethan Nichtern discusses Interdependence, one of the key concepts in Buddhism. If nothing is solid, how does life get so overwhelming? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. You have friends, right? Why not acknowledge the interdependence of it all … Continue